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Cricket Match Information:
India vs Sri Lanka will play the second cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series. The first game of cricket was abandoned due to the dampness on the pitch. This tour of Sri Lanka consists of only T20 internationals. Our expert prediction is of a high-scoring game of cricket in a venue known for small boundaries.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of India 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 7:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 07.01.2020
- Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 26 degrees, Thunderstorms: 06%
- Team A: India
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
- Team B Captain: Lasith Malinga
India are being led by Virat Kohli in this cricket series. India’s star performer Rohit Sharma has been rested for this cricket series. Also, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is now back into the Indian side after suffering from an injury.
Although the first T20 was abandoned due to the dampness on the pitch, we got a peek on the probable Indian eleven that was going to play the first cricket game. India decided to not include Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson in the playing eleven for the first game.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that was announced for the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Shikhar Dhawan
- KL Rahul
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Shardul Thakur
- Rishabh Pant
- Shreyas Iyer
- Navdeep Saini
- Washington Sundar
- Shivam Dube
- Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka are being led by Lasith Malinga in this cricket series. Sri Lankan legend has retired from other formats of the game but looks forward to leading the team in the upcoming World T20 internationals.
Sri Lanka last played the T20 International cricket series against Australia in Australia and lost the series by 3-0 margin. They were good in the T20 cricket series played in Pakistan before that as they won the series with their second-string side against the number one side in the world.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that was supposed to play the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Lasith Malinga
- Kusal Perera
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Isuru Udana
- Dasun Shanaka
- Oshado Fernando
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Lahiru Kumara
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Avishka Fernando
Expert Prediction: IND vs SL
India and Sri Lanka are back playing against each other, albeit this time only for short T20 cricket series. This is going to be a three-match T20 series, the first of which was abandoned due to the dampness on the pitch.
The last time a T20 game was played at Indore, India amassed a total of 260 runs on the board courtesy of a century from Rohit Sharma. India won that game of cricket by a huge margin of 88 runs. Indore is known for smaller boundaries and lots of sixes tend to be hit on this ground. India chose to bowl first in Guwahati and it is likely the option that they are going to go with at Indore.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be looking to get some rare success on Indian soil. They have not had a lot of success against India in India barring one or two games. Skipper Lasith Malinga have had a lot of experience in playing in India through the Indian Premier League and would be looking to use that to inspire other players in the team.
Another big story for India will be the comeback of Jasprit Bumrah in the team. He had been out of the side for a couple of months due to the injury. He is going to be the asset for the team in the upcoming World T20 competition hence, India would like him to get back to his best sooner than later.
Our prediction is of an Indian victory as India have proved to be too strong in their own conditions. Sri Lanka have come with a young squad who will have nothing to lose in this cricket series hence, they would like to express themselves in this cricket series.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Angelo Matthews (SL)
Top Bowler – Kuldeep Yadav (IND), Isuru Udana (SL)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Angelo Matthews (SL)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India (180+), Sri Lanka (150+)
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs Sri Lanka
India – 1.18
Sri Lanka – 4.00
*odds may change anytime